Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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VasiyetnâmeRisâle-i Birgivî

'The last will and testament'

Birgivî Mehmed Efendi

Date: Around 1570

Original Language: Ottoman Turkish


Considerably shorter than Al-ṭarīqa l-muḥammadiyya, numbering around 50 pages in printed editions, Birgivî’s Vasiyetnâme (also known as Risâle-i Birgivî) appears to have been intended for a wider audience. This is indicated by both its language – relatively simple Ottoman Turkish – a…

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Allen, Jonathan, “ Vasiyetnâme”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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